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US officials say ISIS recruiter influenced Ohio State attacker – Dayton Daily News


2 teen girls charged for Piqua HS threats in style of “Pretty Little Liars” – WHIO (Dayton)


FBI: Ohio State attacker acted alone and was not directed by a terror group – WSYX (Columbus)
Read the official FBI statement HERE


60 Cybersecurity Predictions For 2018 – IN HOMELAND SECURITY


1 year later, Ohio State officer talks about stopping campus attack – WBNS 10TV (Columbus)


Ohio law enforcement react to NYC terrorist attack – WSYX (Columbus)


DHS, FBI Warn Companies of Ongoing Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructure – Washington Free Beacon


North Korea sent spear phishing emails to U.S. electric companies – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWSWIRE


Ohio schools receive help from the state to combat bullying – WBNS 10TV (Columbus)

School finds creativity in bullying prevention and awareness – WBNS 10TV (Columbus)

Schools add "social and emotional" skills to reading, writing, arithmetic – Cleveland.com


Preventing gun massacres is all about reducing risks: Mark Barden (Opinion) – CLEVELAND.COM


Ohio Dept of Public Safety shares Community Safety Tips – WHIZ (Zanesville)


Area police train to respond to potential terror attacks at large gatherings – WTAP (Parkersburg, WV)


UPDATE: Individuals identified in Columbus Grove Snapchat threat – FINDLAY COURIER


What to do if you're one of the 44% of Americans hit by the Equifax breach – USA TODAY


Ohio’s Public Private Partnership program aims to provide additional assistance in times of disaster – WILLOUGHBY NEWS HERALD


New study reveals disturbing trend with school violence in Ohio – WBNS (Columbus)


Hilliard schools develop plan to keep students safe from threats – WBNS (Columbus)


Parents options for addressing bullying at Ohio schools – WFMJ (Youngstown)


Ohio man accused of plotting US attacks asks for leniency – WBNS (Columbus)

Police: Man electrocuted while stealing copper from Moraine business – WDTN (Dayton)


Richland County Fair Ends With Fight – RICHLAND SOURCE


Battelle Working with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to Strengthen U.S. Network of Explosives Detection Canine Teams – BUSINESS WIRE


US Department of Homeland Security Releases Northern Border Threat Analysis Report


'Publicity campaign' gets attention of investigators – CIRCLEVILLE HERALD


Homeland Security concerned about drone terror strikes in the U.S. – WASHINGTON TIMES


FBI and DHS issue warning about potential cyberattacks on U.S. nuclear plants – CBS NEWS


Northeast Side man pleads guilty to providing financial support to Islamic State – COLUMBUS DISPATCH


Local governments focus on cybersecurity after attacks – Columbus Dispatch


METRICH: Homeland Security intercepts 200 grams of illicit drugs bound for Mansfield – RICHLAND SOURCE


Cyberattack against Ohio government websites may not be over – Columbus Dispatch

Ohio fixes sites of pro-Islamic State hack; feds investigate – WBNS (Columbus)


Terrorism Connections to Ohio

Ohio State University Attack – 2016
On November 28, 2016, A car ramming attack and mass stabbing occurred at the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio. The attacker, Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was shot and killed by the first responding OSU police officer, and 11 people were hospitalized for injuries. According to authorities, Artan was inspired by terrorist propaganda from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Mohamed Barry – 2016
Four people were injured in a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio on February 11, 2016, when a man with a machete attacked them at random. The assailant, Mohamed Barry, a native of the West African nation of Guinea, was killed after he led police on a car chase.

Cleveland Bomb Plot – 2012
Five men were arrested in April 2012 and accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland.

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud – 2011
Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, a 26-year-old American citizen from Columbus, was charged in an indictment, unsealed in June 2011, with providing material support to Al Shabaab.

Hor & Amera Akl – 2010
Hor and Amera Akl, a married couple residing in Toledo, were arrested in 2010 and charged with providing material support to the designated terrorist organization Hizballah. In May 2011, the Akls pled guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Jerry & Joe Kane – 2010
Jerry and Joe Kane, father and son anti-government extremists from Forest, were killed in a shoot-out with Arkansas law enforcement after they fatally shot two West Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010.


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